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Short Sword Slogans
One day not long ago nearly a million people went online to vote for one. A global computer maker recently launched one. And so did a brewery in Wales, a mega-church im Oklahoma, and a soccer club in Australia.
The object of their attentions were slogans. More here . . .
Want to see hundreds of expensively dressed men and women trading verbal punches? Look at any election for the United States Congress.
Political slugfests also happen in Britain, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. More here . . .
Out of India
Three languages battle to dominate over a billion people.
English has made India a world player. The country is an outsourcing king, especially among publishers. Read a book or visit a web site, and there’s a chance that some part of it was produced or serviced in India. More here . . .
Fluffy and Fact-Free
Campaigns perhaps never die. Their gibberish just echoes on and on.
“In a world where evil still exists…now is the time, this is the place…for our families, for our future, for America. More here . . .
The New # 1
A huge country where people speak 850 languages is home to six times as many English speakers as the birthplace of the language. This is not the United States.
The world has experienced a cross-over in recent years. Today non-native speakers of English outnumber native speakers. More here . . .
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The Perils of Apologizing
Why do Japanese fear saying sorry in the US? How can apologies can make things worse? What are the elements of actual apologies?
English Mojo examines the current state of apologizing. More here . . .
The Three Words of War
How does a blood and guts conflict turn into a word war in Washington? What was behind the sidestepping by politicos as soldiers moved toward the front?
English Mojo examines the depth of a momentous phraseology battle. More here . . .
How to Tell a Story
What are the secrets of telling a humorous or comedy story? Are they timeless, or do they change from generation to generation?
English Mojo checks in with a master humorist on storytelling techniques. More here . . .
Perils of Japanese English
Why does this country so far from the origins of a language embrace it? What obstacles arise between a visual Asian language and a phonetic European one? How far does the Japanese version of English go?
English Mojo explores the often bewildering world of Japanese English. More here . . .
How to Learn New Words
How can you learn new words? How are neologisms created? What are the origins of new word lists?
English Mojo presents some of the recent additions to dictionaries, along with tips for increasing your vocabulary. More here . . .
The Highest Ranking UK Words
What do the favorite 20 words in the United Kingdom reveal about the character of the nation?
English Mojo examines each of the top words chosen in a nationwide survey. More here . . .
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